TWDCC's pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in Santa Cruz.

Dancers receive a comprehensive, professional-level dance education based on technical training, creative expression, and performance experience. We encourage creativity and discipline as the foundation for students’ dance experience and hold them to the highest standards for attendance and dedication to their work.


TWDCC Company directors:
Micha Scott and Molly Katzman

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Our mission is to provide dancers with technical training, encourage and help them to find their creative expression, and offer them diverse performance experiences.

Under the direction of Company Directors Micha Scott and Molly Katzman, we emphasize Modern and Contemporary dance as a foundation for technical development. Our five Youth Companies are trained with this foundation that also integrates Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz and Hip Hop. Each dancer develops their technique and attention to detail in the various forms through body alignment, proper placement, dynamic range, artistic expression, and musicianship. Dancers focus on their training through weekly classes as well as opportunities to study with renowned guests from around the world such as Gregory Dawson of DawsonDanceSF, Bessie Award winner Sharon Skepple-Mayfield of Garth Fagan Dance, and N’Jelle Gage Thorne and Guy Thorne of FuturPointe Dance Company. TWDCC Companies perform throughout the year and take field trips to see professional dance companies. In addition, Company 5 dancers take a bi- annual trip to NY for 3 weeks during the summer to study with the Garth Fagan Dance Company.

 TWDCC Companies are by INVITE only and require 1 year of TWDCC classes before consideration. 

For more information about Youth Companies,
contact Micha Scott at

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